Class of 2018
Top Ten Graduates
Valedictorian of the Reeths-Puffer High School Class of 2018 is Rachel Dobb. Rachel is the daughter of Joe and Shari Dobb. She has a weighted grade point average of 4.381. Rachel has participated in tennis and was awarded 1st, 2nd, and 4th place medals in Science Olympiad. Rachel is a member of Olivet Evangelical Free Church where she has served on three mission trips with her youth group. Outside of school Rachel takes piano. Rachel has been awarded the Lux Esto Scholarship from Kalamazoo College. She will be attending either the University of Chicago or Kalamazoo College to double major in English and Spanish.
Salutatorian of the Reeths-Puffer High School Class of 2018 is Jesse Moreira. He is the son of Jesús and Lilly Moreira. Jesse has a weighted grade point average of 4.333. He is a member of the Spanish Club and the R-P Green Team where he helped raise money for hurricane victims. He is also a member of the Gay-Straight Alliance where he serves on the board as Senior Vice-President. Outside of school, Jesse is a member of his church youth group at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, where he helps with Family Promise. He is a member of the Youth Activism Coalition and holds a part-time job at McDonalds. Jesse has also received the AP Scholar with Honor Award from College Board. He plans to attend the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to study mathematics or another STEM-related major.
Hannah Hilliker, daughter of Chris and Emily Hilliker, is graduating number 3 in the Class of 2018. She has a weighted grade point average of 4.325. Hannah is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, and volunteers as a tutor. Sh e is a cross-country runner, plays on the Lakeshore Premier Soccer Club team, and attends the Heart Soccer Academy. Hannah played on the girls’ soccer team three years in high school. Hannah will be attending Trinity International University where she is a recipient of the Regents Scholarship and has been awarded an athletic scholarship to play soccer. She will be pursuing a degree in mathematics.
Graduating number 4 in the Class of 2018 is David McHugh. David is the son of James and Sonya McHugh. He has a weighted grade point average of 4.318. David is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as Secretary. He is a member of the school IMPACT Team, and he is active in his youth group. David plays soccer and basketball and is team captain of both teams; he is also a member of the track and field team. David has been chosen All-Conference in soccer and track. As a soccer player, David has earned All-District, All-Region, Honorable Mention All-State, and offensive team Most Valuable Player. He is a National Merit Letter of Commendation winner and an AP Scholar recipient. David plans to attend either Hope or Wheaton College to study biomedical engineering and play on the school’s soccer team.
Lindsay Richardson is graduating number 5 in the class of 2018 with a weighted grade point average of 4.294. Lindsay is the daughter of Dee and Teresa Richardson. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council where she serves as Senior Class Treasurer, and she is a 2015 Showcase Literary Arts Nominee. Lindsay is a member of the Varsity Cross-Country and Varsity Track & Field teams. She is also actively involved in her church youth group. Lindsay is the recipient of the Summer Youth Scholarship award through Michigan Technical University. She will be attending the US Coast Guard Academy to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Lindsey Bos, daughter of Andy and Beckie Bos, is graduating number 6 in the Class of 2018. She has a weighted grade point average of 4.27. Lindsey is a member of the National Honor Society. She has been a part of the pit orchestra for musicals, participated in Marching and Jazz Band, Michigan All-State Band, the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Blue Lake International Youth Symphony. This year, Lindsey was chosen to represent her school in Showcase, performing a solo on her clarinet. She has also provided private music lessons for local students. Lindsey has received the Michigan Competitive Band Association Scholarship and the West Michigan Concert Winds Scholarship. She will be attending the University of Michigan to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Cody Jonaitis, son of John and Andrea Jonaitis, is graduating number 7 in this year’s class. He has a weighted grade point average of 4.231. Cody is Secretary of Student Council, a National Art Honor Society member, and serves on the IMPACT student leadership team. He is Drum Major of the Marching Band and received 1st division ratings in District Solo and Ensemble. Cody also has an Internship with HiLilte International and BMA Architects. He is a Showcase 2017 participant, earning the 2nd place award for group performance. Cody plans to attend the University of Michigan School of Engineering to pursue a degree in civil engineering.
Graduating number 8 in the Class of 2018 is Haley Ruiter. Haley is the daughter of Rodney and Maureen Ruiter. She has a weighted grade point average of 4.222. Haley participated in basketball her freshman and sophomore years and is a four-year girls’ varsity soccer player where she has received All-Conference, All-District, and Most Valuable Offensive Player awards. She also plays on The Michigan Rovers premier travel soccer team. Haley is a member of the National Art Honor Society and the National Honor Society. She plans to utilize the Muskegon Promise at Muskegon Community College and play soccer for the Jayhawks before attending a four-year university to pursue premedical studies.
Emily Weessies is graduating number 9 in the Class of 2018. She is the daughter of Michael and Katherine Weessies. Emily has a weighted grade point average of 4.183. She is a member of the R-P yearbook staff where she has been editor for three years. Emily has been involved with the IMPACT team for two years and is a member of PALS. She has been awarded the Ferris State University Dean’s Scholarship. Emily plans to attend Muskegon Community College to utilize the Muskegon Promise scholarship before transferring to Ferris State University to study premedical studies in hopes of becoming a surgeon.
Kaylynn Moschke, daughter of Mark Moschke and Brianne Moschke, is graduating number 10 in the Class of 2018. She has a weighted grade point average of 4.174. Kaylynn has been in Rocket Ladies Choir, Vocal Fusion and Madrigals where she has been awarded Solo & Ensemble and Festival Medals. Kaylynn was in many of the Reeths-Puffer musicals including Godspell, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid and Les Miserables during her high school career. She also participated in cross-country during her freshman and sophomore years. Kaylynn is an Early College Program student and after completing her studies at Muskegon Community College, she plans to attend Grand Valley State University for premedical studies and then the University of Michigan to study psychiatry.